Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Yoga

I swear by the yoga class I go to on Sundays.  I literally plan my whole day around making it to that class.  It's the perfect way to reset for the week and I find it both hard work and and entirely relaxing at the same time.

A few weeks ago the instructor Penny, read the following and it really touched me, I might have shed a tear or two on my mat before class even started.  I thought I would share it with my faithful blog readers (all 5 of you), enjoy:
Today, may you find happiness by thinking about how “lucky” you are… to simply be WHO you are, WHERE you are, and WHEN you are. 
Stop trying to make so much sense of things! Stop predicating the present and the future upon what has been, or even what appears “to be”. The props of your life are just props; FICTIONAL. You are NOT at the mercy of the past, the present, or the future . . . logic, reason, or rationales . . . 
YOU, are a Being of Light for whom all things remain possible, and there are no caveats to this truth. There are NO caveats to this truth. 
Do you have any idea who you really are? Do you have any idea of your affect on others? Do you know what it’s like to be touched by you? To be held in your glance? To be smiled upon by you? Do you even know what it’s like to brush up along side of you in the streets? To see you from a distance? Up close? Do you know what it’s like to see you approaching? Do you know what it’s like to watch you walk away? Do you know what it does for someone when they realize that you’ve been thinking of them? 
No, you don’t. Your insights, beauty, strength, courage and humility change lives everyday, and you don’t even know it. It’s especially sad, because those you touch think you know, so they might not remind you. 
Well since you don’t know it, and since others may not tell you, let me. YOU are a light in the darkness. A bringer of the dawn. Your touch heals, your gaze inspires, and your smile is like cool water to parched lips. The sight of you stirs confidence, and your shadow even, comfort. Your arrival quickens one’s spirit, and your departure is always too soon. Your profoundly unique journey has been one-of-a-kind, and its yielded compassion and insights as rare as yourself – gifts that sparkle like a diamond in the sun. 
You are a pillar, an icon, and a champion to those who know you, and to those who wish they did. Your affect on the world, TODAY, as you are, when you are you, is AWESOME. Shine your light, because while your significance may sometimes escape you… it changes others forever. 
– Author unknown